Marin School of the Arts (MSA) is a specialized program at Novato High School offering talented and motivated students, from diverse socio-economic, cultural and geographic backgrounds, an award-winning arts education along with college prep and academic courses at a public high school that are on a par with leading private academies.
Students come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area to be part of this unique experience that focuses on such disciplines as cinematic arts, dance, digital arts, photography, creative writing, visual arts, music, and theatre arts.
Creating tomorrow's leaders, by supporting young artists today...
Now in its thirteenth year, MSA continues to grow. It is the largest school of the Arts in Northern California. With an impressive list of performance and achievement awards and accolades, MSA graduate accomplishments speak for themselves; each year the senior class combined is offered millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to attend some of the country's best universities and conservatories.
Teacher, musician and artist Mark Peabody founded and designed the MSA program in 2001, utilizing $270,000 in grant funds awarded by the California Department of Education with the dream of creating an arts program that would be among the best in the state.